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Buying A U.K. Crypto Business: The New Regulatory Hurdles

The advance of the regulation of crypto-assets and crypto-related service providers has been piecemeal in the U.K. The latest round of changes took place in the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (MLR) on 1 September 2022 with some provisions, including the “change in control” provisions, coming into force on 11 August 2022….

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Goodwin Expands Private Investment Funds Practice with Regulatory Partner in London

Goodwin recently appointed Andrew Henderson as regulatory partner to its Private Investment Funds’ practice in London. Dr. Henderson has over 20 years’ experience advising financial institutions, including asset and investment managers, as well as family offices and technology providers on financial services regulation and risk management. He also works closely…

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Germany Introduces New Rules on Crypto Funds

Germany has introduced a new regulation on crypto fund units (Verordnung über Kryptofondsanteile – KryptoFAV), that allows fund managers to issue fund units on an electronic instead of a physical basis. The new rules come less than one year after the Fund Location Act (Fondsstandortgesetz) allowed institutional investors to invest…

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